CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 11, Issue 15 - June 23, 2011

What’s Inside:

CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

DEAN ROBERT BAILEY GIVES ARBITRATION TALKS
Asst. Dean Robert Bailey, CSDR director, gave a talk on baseball salary arbitration to the Boone County Bar at the May meeting. He also presented a paper authored by Lise Gelenter entitled “What The Latest Supreme Court and Federal Court Arbitration Decisions Mean For Arbitrators, Employers, and Unions” to the National Academy of Arbitrators at their annual meeting in San Diego, CA.

PROF. JOHN LANDE PUBLISHES ARTICLE ABOUT EARLY CASE MANAGEMENT BY NEUTRALS
Prof. John Lande published, “How Neutrals Can Provide Early Case Management of Construction Disputes,” JAMS Global Construction Solutions, Spring 2011, at 6, available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1856026. In contrast to the movement to “unbundle” lawyers’ services by offering clients the option to retain lawyers to perform selected services “à la carte,” this article recommends that neutrals offer to “bundle” a broad range of case management services.

PROF. JIM LEVIN TESTIFIES ABOUT MEDIATION OF POLICE-CITIZENS DISPUTE, CITY OF COLUMBIA CITIZENS POLICE REVIEW BOARD
Prof. Jim Levin, CSDR associate director, recently testified at a monthly meeting of the Citizens Police Review Board regarding mediation of police-citizen disputes. Details of the meeting can be read at the Missourian,
http://www.columbiamissourian.com/stories/2011/06/20/review-board-shapes-police-citizen-mediation-program/.

PROF. S.I. STRONG AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
Prof. S.I. Strong has travelled to England to take up a visiting fellowship at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge. During her time abroad, Prof. Strong will research public international law issues relating to arbitration of large-scale collective disputes.

LL.M. STUDENT & ALUMNI NEWS

ALYSON CARREL NOMINATED FOR ABA SDR COUNCIL
Alyson Carrel (JD ‘04) has been nominated for the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution as a council member at large. The nominees will be voted on by the section membership at the annual meeting of the membership on August 6. 

NIVEDITA CHOWDARY GUTTA ACCEPTS NEW POSITION
Nivedita Gutta (LLM ’06) recently accepted a position with Meta-Culture, an ADR consulting firm based out of Bangalore, India. Eventually, Nivedita will be working in Hyderabad. Congratulations Nivedita!

ALEXANDRIA ZYLSTRA PUBLISHES ARTICLE
Alexandria Zylstra, (JD ’97, LLM ’01), recently published an article, “A Call to Action: A Client-Centered Evaluation of Collaborative Law,” 11 Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal 547 (2011). In the article, Prof. Zylstra cautions against the advocacy of collaborative law without comprehensive, controlled studies to confirm the claimed client benefits of collaborative law.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

ABA LIVE WEBINAR, ADR IN YOUR LAW PRACTICE
JUNE 30, 1-2:30 PM EASTERN TIME
The American Bar Association is sponsoring a live webinar, ”Seizing New Opportunities:  Alternative Dispute Resolution in Your Law Practice,” Thursday, June 30, from 1 to 2:30 pm Eastern Time.  For details, see http://apps.americanbar.org/cle/programs/t11adr1.html.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TRANSFORMING CONFLICT
JULY 21-24, AMMAN, JORDAN
The Common Bond Institute is sponsoring an International Conference on “Transforming Conflict: Sharing Tools for Cross Cultural Dialogue,” July 21-24 in Amman, Jordan.  For details, see http://www.cbiworld.org/Pages/Conferences_TC.htm.

CALL FOR PAPERS:  21ST ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM ON CONFLICT RESOLUTION
FEBRUARY 2, CONFLICT RESEARCH CENTER, ST. PAUL UNIVERSITY, OTTAWA, CANADA
Papers submissions are requested for the 21st Annual Symposium on Conflict Resolution: Conflict Communication, Culture and Change to be held February 2, 2012.  The symposium is sponsored by the Center for Conflict Education and Research at Carleton University, Carleton University Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa Conflict Research Center, and Saint Paul University.  For more information, e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu. Deadline for abstracts:  October 1. 

CPR CALL FOR NOMINATIONS AND ENTRIES
The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution’s Annual Awards program is requesting nominations for a book, article, course, or web/blog.  For details, see http://cpradr.org/Awards/AnnualAwards/2010CPRAwardsGuidelines.aspx. Submission deadline:  October 28.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:  APPALACHIAN JOURNAL OF LAW
The Appalachian Journal of Law currently seeks articles on alternative dispute resolution and related topics for publication in the Spring 2012 issue. Articles will be accepted on a rolling basis, so submit your article as early as possible. For details, e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu.

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

REGIONAL OMBUDSMAN COORDINATOR, DEPT. OF HOMELAND SECURITY, COAST GUARD
OAKLAND, CA
The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, seeks a regional ombudsman coordinatorApplication deadline:  June 28.

PROGRAM ANALYST, AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
WASHINGTON, DC
The United States Agency for International Development seeks a program analyst to direct the Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation. Application deadline:  July 1.

MEDIATION COORDINATOR, FRANKLIN COUNTY MUNICIPAL COURT
COLUMBUS, OH
The Small Claims Dispute Resolution Division of the Franklin County Municipal Court, seeks a mediation coordinator. For details, e-mail colemanl@missouri.edu. Application deadline:  July 6. 

PROJECT MANAGER, OREGON CONSENSUS
PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY

PORTLAND, OR
Oregon Consensus seeks a full-time project manager. Application review begins July 8.

RECONCILIATION PROGRAM HEAD, SOUTH AFRICA INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE AND RECONCILIATION
SOUTH AFRICA
The South African Institute for Justice and Reconciliation seeks a reconciliation program headApplication deadline:  July 31.

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION SPECIALIST, THE INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR ELECTORAL SYSTEMS
AFGHANISTAN
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems seeks an alternative dispute resolution specialist.

TRAINING DIRECTOR, NEW YORK PEACE INSTITUTE
NEW YORK, NY
The Safe Horizon Mediation Program will become the New York Peace Institute on July 1, and they seek a training director.

GRIEVANCE REPRESENTATIVE, SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION, LOCAL 32BJ
PHILADELPHIA, PA
The Service Employees International Union Local 32BJ seeks a grievance representative.

COMMUNITY MEDIATION CASE PLANNER, COMMUNITY MEDIATION SERVICES
NEW YORK, NY
Community Mediation Services seeks a community mediation case planner who is bilingual, Spanish preferred.